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NH Sen. Bradley Statement on Stephen Coco Returning to Jail 

Concord, NH – Senate Majority Leader Jeb Bradley released the following statement today concerning Judge Gillian Abramson’s ruling to return former Manchester police officer Stephen Coco to jail:


“The law that Hillsborough County Corrections Superintendent relied on to release Stephen Coco has been on the books since 1971.  The changes we made during the 2013 session strengthened the law’s oversight protections to ensure prosecutors have the opportunity to call for a judicial review in cases where they believe the superintendent’s decision may be inappropriate. 


“That is exactly what happened in this case, and I applaud Judge Abramson for her ruling which sends Stephen Coco back to jail to continue serving his sentence.”


My son is locked in a Mexican jail 


  Dear Friend,

I want you to imagine something terrifying...'re decorated, combat wounded, veteran of two tours in Afghanistan;'re admitted to a Veterans Hospital for treatment;
... and you're being held against your will in a horrible Mexican jail.

This isn't a joke — my son Andrew, 25 years of age, is a current inactive Reservist Marine Corps Meritoriously Promoted Sergeant who served with honor in two tours. After being honorably discharged active duty from the Marine Corps, Andrew went to San Diego in March to receive treatment for PTSD. While driving in Southern California, he unknowingly took a wrong turn and wound up at a Mexican Customs Checkpoint. He was denied the right to turn back and was arrested for carrying firearms into Mexico that are legally registered in the United States. In desperation, he even called 9-11 for help. Now, he is in jail in Mexico (he's been moved to three different jails), has been denied bail, and is being represented by the third attorney ordered.

We have appealed to the State Department... but John Kerry "raised the issue". We have filed a petition with the White House ... but President Obama has ignored our pleas

Andrew is not an "issue". He is a grave, serious, URGENT CONCERN.

I have been honored to be a featured guest on Fox News with Greta Van Susteren, and other major cable news networks that have covered Andrew's case. I hope that you're seen or heard something in the news about my son on the news.

Everyone agreesAndrew shouldn't be in jail, yet all of his life savings will be spent on his defense of an unintentional entry. This horrific experience has broken Andrew physically, emotionally and financially. So today, I'm at my last resort. As a mother, I'm asking for your immediate help.

Are you able to make a generous donation of $25 or whatever you can afford to Andrew's liberty fund?

If you want to learn more about our situation, and I truly hope that you do, please click here to watch a short video that includes reporting from Fox News about our situation. When you're finished watching, please consider making a generous contribution to liberate Andrew.

I'm so fortunate to have the assistance of many friends and organizations here in America that have helped me set up the Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi Liberty Fund.

You see, the truth is, I'm just a mom from Florida. I'm not a diplomat, or an international lawyer, or a strong Marine like my son. I need help to get Andrew out of jail and to bring him home and for that I'm going to need to hire talented lawyers... lawyers that I can't afford and that our government isn't willing to provide.

So that's why I need your urgent help. Will you make a donation of $25, $50, $100 or whatever you can afford to the Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi Liberty Fund today?

I really hope you're with me on this...

I know the American people are not ok with a decorated, combat wounded Marine being unfairly held in a Mexican jail. And that's why I am emailing you today.

Click here to watch this short video that includes reporting on our situation from Fox News and other major cable news channels.

Thank you in advance for your support.

I hope that you can make a donation, or at the very least, give us your support so we can urge the Obama Administration to show some interest in freeing my son.


Jill Tahmooressi
Andrew's Mother


Watchdog - Will armored vehicles roll into your town?

Are armored vehicles rolling into your town?

For years, they’ve been used as armored vehicles for U.S. troops in places like Afghanistan and Iraq. But Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles are now being operated by law enforcement agencies across the country. Don’t be surprised to see them patrolling the streets in towns across New Mexico.

What impact will this have for NM residents?


When Brat trumped Cantor: A lesson in social media

Nobody saw it coming. At least, virtually nobody saw it coming.

But Randolph-Macon College economics professor Dave Brat’s victory over Eric Cantor, U.S. House majority leader and the second most powerful Republican in the country, is like a 9.0 quake on the Richter scale, as University of Virginia political analyst Geoff Skelley put it.

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Is the WI John Doe battle almost over?

Much has changed in the four months since conservative activist Eric O’Keefe stood up — legally speaking — and said that he was mad as hell and he wasn’t about to take anymore. Is this the beginning of the end?

Why are property taxes on the rise in PA?

One in three school districts in Pennsylvania is raising property taxes without the consent of residents, thanks to a loophole in a state law meant to relieve the burden of rising education costs.

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Sapareto for NH Senate - Supporting Our NH Police Officers 

June 5, 2014 

Derry – After the death of officer Stephen Arkell, of the Brentwood Police department, many people in our communities have donated thousands to support his wife and two daughters. However his family is not entitled to a death pension, as Officer Arkell was not a full-time officer.


“In the wake of the sorrow caused by the loss of one of our bravest Granite Stater’s, I am deeply troubled that the Arkell family is ineligible for the death pension afforded to all full-time officers. There should be no distinction here – When someone lays down their life for our communities’ and our well being, the community has an obligation to their family.” Sapareto said. 


Rep. Frank Sapareto vows to help lead the change for this. “While the outpouring of support for the Arkell family from various individuals and organizations demonstrates what an amazing community we have here in New Hampshire, we need to improve care for our police officers with measures at the State House. If elected State Senator, I vow to introduce legislation that would provide insurance access to cover these officers’. Additionally, I want to insure that our police departments have every tool they need to help prevent a tragedy like this from happening again.” 


Watchdog - Are pre-dawn raids standard in WI? 

Are armed pre-dawn raids now standard in WI?


John Chisholm, The Milwaukee Democrat who launched a secret John Doe investigation into conservatives, suggests that these raids are just a figment of imagination, while some disagree.


Did the pre-dawn raids really happen?

Hidden consequence of Seattle minimum wage hike

It’s easy enough to discuss what could happen under a controversial policy, but it’s a little more difficult to provide evidence after enactment to prove a claim.

A recent receipt shows that citizens who park in Seattle are paying the price. To deal with the higher wage, enacted on Jan. 1, Masterpark is charging customers an additional 99 cents per parking day, a surcharge that comes on top of all other taxes and fees.

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Natural gas wins big in FL, trumps EPA rules

Thanks to natural gas, two of Florida’s largest energy providers appear to be one step ahead of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s latest assault on coal-fired power plants.

Should donors be elected as appointees?

In Virginia, both Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Gov. Bob McDonnell admit to electing donors to appointees for their campaigns. They state that this is just business as usual.

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